As the IT media is dominated by stories on Cloud and cyber-security, it will be refreshing to debate these in an open environment at The Open Group Conference, London, and discuss the many challenges we all face in navigating an increasingly complex IT world. I’d love to hear your views on the type of questions you’d like answered and any particular issues you feel passionate about.
For EA to earn its glorious position of the overall enterprise-wide architecture management function, it needs business embracement. What are some of the areas where EA can focus on giving the business flavor?
Unique business situations still demand for small/nimble IT solutions that wouldn’t wait for long lead times, big business cases. What is the solution?
Is Enterprise Architecture a profession or discipline? Having some insight to this question – if not a complete answer – will help us further define the curriculum, mentoring and process to develop architects.
Entitled “Just enough EA”, a set of case studies has been published by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), made up of senior managers, academics and technology experts working in UK further and higher education.
In a previous article, “Cloud Computing requires Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF 9 can show the way,” I described the need to define a strategy as an additional step in the TOGAF 9 Preliminary Phase. This article describes in more detail what could be the content of such a document, specifically, what are the governance activities related to the Consumption and Management of Cloud Services.